This week’s showcase photographer is Ashley Gilbertson. He will need no introduction for many NCN readers. Gilbertson is an internationally recognized photojournalist whose work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, and the NYT and many other national and international publication outlets as well. Deeply concerned with the problem of social conflict he has photographed everything from Kosovar refugees to heroin addicts in Melbourne to the gun trade in Papua to the accelerated disappearance and destruction of the Uyghur culture to Aids patients in China. In 2004 he won the prestigious Robert Capa Award for his work in Fallujah and was also named the National Photographer of the Year.
Gilbertson is perhaps best known for his recent work on the American experience in Iraq and his 2007 book of photographs and reflections titled Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: A Photographer’s Chronicle of the Iraq War. We are very pleased to showcase a small bit of that work here at NCN.
Click on the photograph below for a brief Quicktime movie slide show of Ashley Gilberson’s work from Iraq.